Policy 7120

Age of Entrance

Kindergarten

Students who are legal residents of the School District and who reside with parents or guardians within the School District at the time of the opening day of school must be five (5) years of age or more on December 1 in order to register for Kindergarten.

A child who transfers into the School District at any time during the school year may be considered for admission to Kindergarten by the Superintendent provided:

  • a) The parents were not legal residents of the School District on the opening day of school, and
  • b) The child has been registered and enrolled in kindergarten in the District in which his/her parents were legal residents.

Other Grades

Admission of children to other grades shall involve a consideration of both chronological age and the readiness of the children to do the work of those grades. A child entering first grade must be age six (6) on or before December first, unless the child has completed Kindergarten in a state accredited school, public or private.

Children who do not turn five (5) on or before December 1 may be eligible to register for and be enrolled in the Broadalbin-Perth Pre-Kindergarten program. Selection for participation shall be determined by criteria in place for the program.

Proof of Age

A student’s birth certificate or other satisfactory evidence of age shall be presented at the time of initial registration. The child shall be entered under his/her legal name.